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Default sd card problems - 08-30-2009, 01:53 AM

ok so i just got a 4gb sd card for my phone. i have 3.85gb of music that i want to put on it. it says that i only have 3.68gb of usable space on the sd card. is there a way to increase the usable space? or is there a way to compress the mp3's to be under 3.68 gb without having to compress them one by one? all help is very much appreciated. thank you
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Default 08-30-2009, 02:11 AM

File managers usually list file sizes in binary GB. But storage devices are advertised in metric GB. So, your 4GB (metric) SD card is about 3.7GB (binary). It's a hardware limit, so there's really no way to increase the available space.

Recompression will save space, but reduce quality. There are utilities that'll batch process a ton of audio files. I used "dBpoweramp Music Converter" a couple times several years ago when I used Windows, I don't know if it's still any good.

If the bitrates vary widely among the files, ideally you'd start by reencoding the ones with the highest bitrate, since going from 320kbps to 128kbps will save more space than going from 160kbps to 128kbps.

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Default 08-30-2009, 12:27 PM

thank you so much. i converted them to aac 128kbps and now its down to 2.65gb and the music stilll sounds great
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